As gaming and other digital media, such as memes and images, become increasingly popular, gamers are starting to ask whether the law should consider them as material that can be copyrighted or whether they can rely on copyright laws for protection.\n\nThe term \ »paralyzing palm\ » has been used to describe gamers’ use of digital media in game play. This involves taking screenshots from games and uploading them to forums or sharing platforms like Imgur. These images can be used to spread messages, create scenarios from games that were otherwise impossible or show off their play styles. \n\nIn this article we will explore if paralyzing palm works on the legal system and how this method of game play could give gamers some form of legal recourse against potential copyright infringement. We will also discuss what potential strategies players could use when confronted with copyright infringement so that their creativity is not put at risk.